Nancy Reagin

Nancy Reagin

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
History NY
Room 511E
41 Park Row


Faculty Bio

Nancy Reagin (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University) is a professor of European history and gender studies at Pace University. She's published four books and many articles in German gender history, with a focus on women's history, national identities, and consumer cultures. Her most recent book focuses on the emergence of Western fan communities in twentieth century Europe and the United States, and she has edited a series of historical readers companions for fantasy and science fiction literature. She chaired the New York campus Faculty Council between 2013-2017, served as interim Academic Associate Provost and as chair of the Dept. of Women's and Gender Studies in the past, and has chaired far too many committees.

Awards and Honors

  • Pace University, 2015, LGBTQ Educator of the Year Award
  • Pace University, 2014, Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Pace University, 2011, Undergraduate Research Initiative Award
  • Dyson College, 2010, Distinguished Faculty Research Award
  • Pace Student Government Association, 2001, Special Service Award


PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1990

MA, Johns Hopkins University, 1985

BA, University of California at Berkeley, 1983

Research and Creative Works

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Senior Research Fellowship
Reagin, N. 2002 - 2003. National Endowment for the Humanities, Federal. Funded.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

HIS 206: Erpn Hstry: Wtch,Wzrds,Sci Tht
HIS 207: Europe Since World War I
HIS 210: Ger & Central Europe/1848
HIS 281: European Women & Social Change
HIS 296: Consumer Culture in Mdrn Europ
HIS 499: Senior Year Experience in His
INT 196: Rctng to Past:Cnft/Rev Erly Eu
INT 197: Cnflct & Rvltn in Erly Mdrn Eu
INT 199: Historical Role Playing Games
INT 297: Mss Prdctn/Cnsmr Scty Mdrn Eur
INT 298: Classical Reacting to the Past
INT 298: Reacting to the Past: Adv Tpc
INT 299: American Reacting to the Past
WS 166: Gender, Race and Class
WS 215: Intro to Women's Studies
WS 266: Gender, Race and Class
WS 267: Motherhood in European His/Lit
WS 280: Intern in Women Gender Study
WS 289: Science Fiction and Gender
WS 325: Mini-skirts and Headscarves
WS 395: Independent Study
WS 396: Topic:Miniskirts & Headscarves
WS 396: Tpc: Gender Issues in Business

Publications and Presentations


Re-Living the American Frontier: Western Fandoms, Reenactment, and Historical Hobbyists in Germany and America Since 1900
Reagin, N. (2021). Re-Living the American Frontier: Western Fandoms, Reenactment, and Historical Hobbyists in Germany and America Since 1900.Iowa City, Iowa , USA : University of Iowa Press.

“Socialist Indians and Capitalist Cowboys: the Uses of Westerns in Both Germanies,”
Reagin, N. (2016). Lori Maguire (Eds.), Cambridge :Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

"Tischkultur: Cooking, Food Choices, and Diet in Nazi Germany," in Lisa Pine (ed.),
Reagin, N. (2016). London , England:Bloomsbury Academic Press. , pages 21-48.

"Dances with Worlds: Karl May, 'Indian' Hobbyists, and German Fans of the American West Since 1912"
Reagin, N. (2016). Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies. Vol 13 (Issue 1) , pages 553-583.

"Die Vergangenheit ist eine weit, weit entfernte Galaxie: Die historisch-politische Konstruktion der Star Wars-Reihe"
Reagin, N. (2015). Neue Gesellschaft/Frankfurter Hefte. Vol 2015 (Issue 12)

"Was Voldemort a Nazi? Death Eater Ideology and National Socialism" in Nancy Reagin (ed.)
Reagin, N. (2011). New York :Wiley & Sons. , pages 127-152.

Transformative Works and Cultures 6 (2011), Special Historical Issue : Fan Works and Fan Communities in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Reagin, N. (2011).

“’I’m Buffy and You’re History’: Putting History Back into Fan Studies,”
Reagin, N. & Rubenstein, A. (2011). Transformative Works and Cultures. Vol 6

Sweeping the German Nation: Domesticity and National Identity in Germany, 1870-1945
Reagin, N. (2008). Sweeping the German Nation: Domesticity and National Identity in Germany, 1870-1945.New York, NY : Cambridge University Press.

The Heimat Abroad: The Boundaries of Germanness
Reagin, N., Bridenthal, R. & O'Donnell, K. (2005). The Heimat Abroad: The Boundaries of Germanness.Ann Arbor, MI : University of Michigan Press.

“German brigadoon? Domesticity and Metropolitan Perceptions of Auslandsdeutschen in Southwest Africa and Eastern Europe” in Renate Bridenthal, Krista O'Donnell, and Nancy Reagin (eds.)
Reagin, N. (2005). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press :.

"Recent Work on German National Identity: Regional? Imperial? Gendered? Imaginary?"
Reagin, N. (2004). Central European History. Vol 37 (Issue June 2004) , pages 245-271.

"Marktordnung and Autarkic Housekeeping: Private Households Under the Nazi Four Year Plan"
Reagin, N. (2001). German History. Vol 19 , pages 162-184.

"The Imagined Hausfrau: National Identity, Domesticity, and Colonialism in Imperial Germany"
Reagin, N. (2001). Journal of Modern History. Vol 73 (Issue March, 2001) , pages 54-86.

A German Women's Movement: Class and Gender in Hanover, 1880–1933
Reagin, N. (1995). A German Women's Movement: Class and Gender in Hanover, 1880–1933.Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press.